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Torah as teacher [electronic resource] : the exemplary Torah student in Psalm 119 / by Kent Aaron Reynolds.
Reynolds, Kent Aaron
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
1 online resource (265 p.)
Bible. Psalms CXIX
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Supplements to Vetus Testamentum ; v. 137.
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Despite extensive study of the poetic features of Psalm 119, the conceptions it advocates and its contribution to developing Judaism have not been well understood; indeed some scholars have dismissed the psalm as containing little more than wearisome repetition. Reynolds distinguishes between the psalmist and the speaker within the psalm. The psalmist portrays the speaker as an exemplary Torah student and thereby promotes the contemplation of Torah as a facet of ethical instruction. Using this new perspective, Reynolds contributes a fresh and coherent understanding of the ideas in Psalm 119. He explains the function of its length and highlights its emphasis on Torah study that became axiomatic in Rabbinic Judaism.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -249) and index.
Preliminary Material / K. Reynolds
Chapter One. Introduction / K. Reynolds
Chapter Two. The Use Of Traditional Religious Language / K. Reynolds
Chapter Three. The Exemplary Torah Student / K. Reynolds
Chapter Four. The Concept Of Torah / K. Reynolds
Chapter Five. Psalm 119 In Context / K. Reynolds
Conclusion / K. Reynolds
Commentary / K. Reynolds
Bibliography / K. Reynolds
Index Of References / K. Reynolds
Author Index / K. Reynolds
Subject Index / K. Reynolds.
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Torah as teacher : the exemplary Torah student in Psalm 119 / by Kent Aaron Reynolds.